Associate | Employment

GRM Search
18 Mar 2020


Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading employment law team offering a dynamic work environment and exposure to diverse matters and clients. In addition to having a keen interest in employment law, the ideal candidate should be achievement-oriented, focused, able to work independently and under pressure in a deadline-driven environment, without compromising work quality or standards.
Job summary

  • Drafting various documents including inter alia: pleadings, affidavits, agreements and general correspondence;
  • Researching law and furnishing legal opinions;
  • Attending consultations with clients and counsel;
  • Attending to appearances at the Labour Court, High Court and CCMA;
  • Attending to all aspects of proceedings, including collating evidence and witness consultations;
  • General practice management including inter alia: managing files and attending to the recovery of fees;
  • Liaising with opposing attorneys;
  • Building and maintaining relationships (both internally and externally) with clients / potential new clients.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Thorough knowledge of the law, and employment law specifically;
  • A passion for litigation;
  • At least 2 years’ post-admission experience in a litigation-based environment, with working experience in employment law;
  • Thorough knowledge of the procedural requirements of civil litigation and practice;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • A track record of providing innovative solutions to complex matters;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
  • The ability to self-regulate;
  • The ability to work as a member of a team;
  • The ability to consistently produce high-quality work.

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